Watch Puppy Bowl
- 20 Seasons
The Puppy Bowl is an annual television event that airs on Animal Planet. The show, which premiered in 2006, features puppies playing football in a miniature stadium, complete with a referee and animal sideline reporters. The Puppy Bowl is hosted by Harry Kalas and Scott Graham, two veteran sports announcers who provide play-by-play commentary of the canine athletes on the field. Dan Schachner serves as the referee, making calls and keeping the game running smoothly. Jill Rappaport, a longtime animal advocate and journalist, serves as one of the sideline reporters.
The Puppy Bowl features a variety of puppy breeds, all of whom are available for adoption through local animal rescue organizations. The puppies, who range in age from three to six months, are divided into two teams and given playful, football-themed names like "Touchdown," "Fumble," and "Spike."
Throughout the game, the puppies romp and play in the stadium, chasing chew toys and interacting with each other. Animal Planet also adds special effects, like slow-motion replays and on-screen graphics, to make it feel like a real football game.
In addition to the action on the field, the Puppy Bowl also features appearances by trained animal performers. Parrots fly through the stadium, hamsters race on a miniature track, and kittens play on colorful toys.
During the broadcast, viewers are encouraged to support animal rescue organizations by visiting the Animal Planet website or donating to their local shelter. The Puppy Bowl has become a popular cultural event, with viewers eagerly tuning in each year to see the puppies in action and support the cause of animal rescue.
Overall, the Puppy Bowl is a lighthearted, family-friendly show that celebrates the joy and energy of puppies while raising awareness about the importance of animal rescue. With its engaging hosts, adorable puppies, and colorful set design, the Puppy Bowl is a fun and heartwarming addition to the Animal Planet lineup.
Puppy Bowl is a series that is currently running and has 20 seasons (52 episodes). The series first aired on February 6, 2005.